“Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.” Emil Nolde, a German-Danish painter and printmaker and one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, was born on August 7, 1867. Advertisements
“The artist expresses only what he has within himself, not what he sees with his eyes.” Alexej von Jawlensky, a Russian expressionist painter active in Germany was a key member of the New Munich Artist’s Association (Neue Künstlervereinigung München), Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue … Continue reading
“Art is not a pastime, it is a duty with respect to the people, a public affair.” Max Pechstein, a German expressionist painter and printmaker, and a member of the Die Brücke group, died June 29, 1955.
“The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas.” Georges Rouault, a French painter, draughtsman, and printer, whose work is often associated with Fauvism and Expressionism, … Continue reading
“A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness, in fact he creates new appearances of things.” Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German Expressionist, who was born on 6th May 1880.
“Reason and nature are the enemy of the artist.” James Sidney Edouard, Baron Ensor, a Belgian painter and printmaker and an important influence on expressionism and surrealism, was born on April 13, 1860.
“I cannot say why I wanted to paint. The only answer is in the pictures themselves.” Oscar Kokoschka, the Austrian expressionist painter who was born on 1 March 1886. (I only discovered his work when I visited the National Gallery’s exhibition … Continue reading